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Fiona Steele becomes youngest-ever female British Academy fellow

Professor Fiona Steele, youngest-ever feamle British Academy Fellow

Professor Fiona Steele, youngest-ever feamle British Academy Fellow

17 July 2009

Fiona Steele, Professor of Social Statistics at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, has become the youngest ever female Fellow to be elected to the British Academy, a national body for humanities and social sciences.

Professor Fiona Steele

Professor Fiona Steele, youngest-ever feamle British Academy Fellow

Professor Steele's research in multilevel modelling, longitudinal data analysis and demography has led her to collaborate with social scientists and economists on projects covering areas including health and finance in developing countries and the impact of school resources on pupil attainment in England and Wales . She said: "My election is a great honour. As a statistician, it means a great deal to me that my contribution to social science has been recognised."

My election is a great honour. As a statistician, it means a great deal to me that my contribution to social science has been recognised.

Professor Fiona Steele
She will become the academy's youngest ever female Fellow and the youngest overall for more than 60 years. Established by Royal Charter in 1902, the British Academy champions and supports the humanities and social sciences. It aims to inspire, recognise and support excellence and high achievement across Britain and internationally.

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